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Essential skills for radio journalists

During this one-week workshop, participants will gain hands-on experience producing relevant and audience-oriented radio segments for their community – both in the field and in the studio.

Course content

Topics include:

  • researching your audience
  • recording lively but technically clean audio
  • editing radio packages
  • scripting for the spoken word
  • studio presentation skills
  • interviews techniques
  • inviting commentary with phone-ins, WhatsApp & social media.

Radio formats explored include:

  • news reports
  • feature packages
  • vox pops
  • commentary
  • Q&A
  • interviews
  • phone-ins

Participants will have the use of MISA Malawi’s audio recorders, microphones and headphones for the duration of this course.

Who should attend?

The Essential Skills for Radio Journalists course is for any journalist who will be working in the field of radio journalism.

Who are the trainers?

MISA Malawi trainers are experienced, practising journalists and communications specialists who have completed a rigorous ‘Train the Trainer’ course to develop their training expertise. They have also conducted workshops alongside trainers from DW Akademie, Germany’s media development organisation, to benefit from their international experience.

Find out more about our trainers here.

Where is the course held?

Course offered in Lilongwe are held at MISA Malawi’s purpose-built media training centre: Mtolankhani House, Plot 99 in the Acacia area, Lilaga Community.

The centre is equipped with:

  • audio recording kits
  • modern computers equipped with audio editing software
  • projectors and projector screens
  • high-speed internet.

It includes:

  • two large well ventilated training rooms
  • air conditioning
  • library
  • kitchen
  • outside luncheon area
  • ample car parking.

Mtolankhani House is located about 7km from Gateway Mall. From town, take the Mchinji Road, turn right on the newly constructed Kasiya Road. Turn left at the Acacia signpost and follow the signposts from there to Mtolankhani House.

More information

For more information please contact us on:
info@misamalawi.org or
+265 1 758 091

All of MISA Malawi’s media trainings have been developed in close cooperation with DW Akademie, Germany’s leading media development organisation. Our media workshops meet international standards while being tailored to local conditions.

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